Volvo Car USA Launches Post-Accident Guidance Service

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Interesting news out of Volvo today. Check out the parts on after the collision… ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 14, 2019) Volvo Car drivers will now have help at their fingertips in the minutes following an accident, via their smartphones. Volvo Car Accident Advisor is the first mobile, post-accident experience that serves up emergency services and checklists, guided […]

A Sticker for a Donor

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Bonus!  Everyone who gives/gave this round Spring ’19 MVS Moderator Donation, you’re all entered into a raffle for the last I [heart]My Volvo sticker known to exist. You don’t have to do anything. I’ll perform a random selection for one winner from the list of donors.  I found two of these the other day in my […]

Spring 2019 Moderator Donation Drive — On Now!

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These guys do so much for us owners. Want to show them you appreciate them? Donate any amount. It all goes to them, 100%. Actually, it’s more than 100% when you figure in the PayPal fees, because I split up among them what’s donated, not what I actually collect. Here’s the running tally forum post.

April Sales Report – Up Slightly Year Over Year

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2019) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,367 vehicles for the month of April, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, VCUSA has sold 30,425 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year. April 2019 was the best April sales […]

2020 XC90 Changes

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The 2020 XC90 is the fifth model year of the SPA platform big SUV from Volvo. Seems like the first of Volvo’s SPA cars debuted just a couple years ago. Model year time flies by. Anyway… 2020 XC90 Volvo Forum discussion 2020 XC90 Safety Here are the three safety-related items coming to the 2020 XC90 […]

Volvo News – Newsletter March 2019

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MVS Volvo Newsletter March 2019 Want these to come to you? Subscribe to the MVS Newsletter here. Volvo News Volvo Announces Polestar 2 Good quick overview of Volvo… er… Polestar’s second vehicle, and how it competes with the Tesla Model 3. Here’s the MVS rundown of Polestar 2 vs. Model 3. Volvo Goes Full “Big […]

Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

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Now that the Polestar 2 has been revealed, we can get down to spec-spreadsheeting and feature-counting. The CMA-underpinned Polestar 2 specs: 78 kWh option yields 275 miles, 0-60 in 4.7 sec, charge rate of 150 kW, with third-party charging network. It will be available via Volvo’s novel Care by Volvo subscription, or by a normal […]

Volvo to Limit Its Cars to 112 MPH in 2020

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Yikes. I don’t like this. Today it’s 112 MPH, tomorrow it’s [?]. Yes, I’m a “slippery slope” argument guy. Volvo Cars said on Monday it will introduce a 180 km per hour (112 mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles as the Swedish automaker seeks to burnish its safety credentials and meet a pledge to […]

For $18k You Can Have IPD’s S60 450hp Project Car

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Now’s your chance to own one of ipd’s most unique project cars. ipd’s 2011 S60 T6 AWD has thousands of dollars in upgrades. Everything has been customized from the ground up. This project started at Galpin Auto Sports in California. GAS painted the exterior in their custom pastel blue paint. They outfitted the S60 with […]

January MVS Newsletter

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Volvo News 2019 S60 is  the first Volvo built in the US It’s built in the brand new Charleston, South Carolina plant, and while it’s got that distinction, it might as well be the sexy and fast compact sedan that it is. Some S60 reviews: Car & Driver Motortrend Jalopnik A History of the Volvo […]

MVS Newsletter November 2018

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Volvo News Luminar’s lidar is on display in a Volvo concept car, and the point is to show how the laser-based sensor dovetails with Volvo’s system for reading pedestrians’ body language. At the impressive distance of 250 meters, Luminar’s lidar can provide enough detail to let Volvo do what the carmaker calls “pose estimation.” Volvo’s […]